Nicks on his health, Cowboys, more

August, 30, 2012
8/30/12
4:56
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was a guest on ESPN New York 98.7 FM's Stephen A. Smith & Ryan Ruocco on Thursday, one day after making his return to the team in the preseason finale against the Patriots.

Some highlights from the appearance:

• On how he's feeling, one day after his first game action of the season: "I’m feeling good. Feels good to be back out there on the field. Get some action for a little bit last night. All went well, and I’m looking forward to next week."

• On whether the Giants have found a replacement for Mario Manningham: "Yes. I feel like we have guys that’ve been stepping up, throughout the preseason, practicing hard. And some guys have been showing up in some games. We have a rookie, Rueben Randle, who shows flashes of being a great playmaker. Ramses Barden has been showing up as well. We have guys like Domenik Hixon that’s been around for a while. We definitely have guys that can step up and make plays."

• On his response to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and his trash talk about the Giants: "Me, I’m more of a type, I don’t talk, I play the game, I let my play speak. As a team, I feel like that’s what we’re gonna do."
Kieran Darcy is an ESPNNewYork.com staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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